Forbidden Fruit 2022: Our top 5 must see artists over the weekendGary Ibbotson 31 May 2022
After a two-year hiatus, Forbidden Fruit returns to the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham this June Bank Holiday weekend – bringing with it a fantastic and diverse local and international line up.
Running over Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June, Forbidden Fruit celebrates its 10th birthday this year, and seems to be determined to celebrate in style.
So, if you’re planning on celebrating the Fruit’s birthday too and are heading along to the festival, we have picked out five acts we recommend not missing over the weekend.
Saturday, Main Stage, 18:45 – 19:45
Local rapper and producer Kojaque is arguably Dublin’s greatest hip hop export.
Fresh after releasing his critically acclaimed album, ‘Town’s Dead’ and performing in front of a sold out Olympia Theatre late last year, the Cabra man’s star is rising and rising.
His brand of passionate, observational, and catchy hip hop lends itself to a memorable and engaging live show. One certainly not to be missed.
For Those I Love
Saturday, The Undergrowth, 21:15 – 22:00
Coming off winning the Choice Music Prize for best album of the year, Dubliner David Balfe is riding high.
His self-titled album draws from many different genres and styles – including spoken word and hip hop – but its the celebratory, EDM-influenced tracks that are sure to be a hit with the festival crowd.
The Coolock local is a powerful performer and his set has the potential to one of the highlights of the entire weekend.
Sunday, The Undergrowth, 18:05 – 19:35
Legendary Australian electronic/ hip hop/ sampledelia/ dance group, The Avalanches return to Ireland five years after their last show on these shores.
With some festival-ready hits such as ‘Since I Left You’, and ‘Because I’m Me’ in their repertoire, the Aussie contingent is sure to attract a large and diverse crowd on Sunday evening.
Sunday, The Undergrowth, 21:05 – 22:35
South Korean DJ Peggy Gou arrives to Forbidden Fruit with a lot of hype and a large cult following.
The ‘Starry Night’ producer became internationally renown during the 2010s for her energetic DJ sets and seamless transitions, effortlessly flowing through genres during her raucous live shows.
Closing out the festival at the same time as Hot Chip on Sunday night, don’t be surprised if Peggy Gou attracts just as enthusiastic of crowd as the English synthpop greats.
Sunday, Main Stage, 21:30 – 22:45
Speaking of the English synthpop greats, Hot Chip return to Ireland for seemingly the 10,000th time.
However, there’s a reason why the alternative dance band are a popular name on the Irish festival circuit – they’re very good at what they do.
With a back catalogue full to the brim with synthpop, indie, and dance “bangers”, the London outfit are sure to bring Forbidden Fruit 2022 to a close in spectacular fashion.